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Man and Boy (1971)

After the Civil War, a black ex-union soldier, his wife, and his son settle in Arizona Territory to homestead and build their lives. At first, Caleb Revers race doesn't seem to matter, but then things change.

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E.W. Swackhamer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Cosby ... Caleb Revers
Gloria Foster ... Ivy
Leif Erickson ... Mossman
George Spell George Spell ... Billy
Douglas Turner Ward Douglas Turner Ward ... Christmas
John Anderson ... Stretch
Henry Silva ... Caine
Dub Taylor ... Atkins
Yaphet Kotto ... Nate
Shelley Morrison ... Rosita
Richard Bull ... Thornhill
Robert Lawson Robert Lawson ... Lawson
Jason Clark Jason Clark ... Red
Fred Graham ... Blockers
Jack Owens Jack Owens
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Storyline

After the Civil War, a black ex-union soldier, his wife, and his son settle in Arizona Territory to homestead and build their lives. At first, Caleb Revers race doesn't seem to matter, but then things change.

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Bill Cosby comes to the big screen in a stunning switch from his TV and comedy portrayals to a starkly dramatic role!


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1976 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Ride a Dark Horse See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Emancipation Procrastination
Composed And Arranged by J.J. Johnson
Performed by J.J. Johnson And His Orchestra
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I remember
22 February 2001 | by ncoxnySee all my reviews

I remember going to see this movie with my second grade class. It was playing at a theater somwhere in New York, no doubt due to the recent popularity of "The Cosby Show". It was really weird seeing Bill as a cowboy. I don't remember the movie well at all, but I remember it being kind of violent and very depressing. It seemed like the poor mans "Sounder". I don't remember liking it much, but I think Bill's heart was in the right place. He apparently loves Westerns, and, as always, wanted to make something very pro social.


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